Brooke That's Rich Ireland Eurovision 2022

The Wiwi Jury — our in-house team of music unprofessionals — is reviewing and rating the 40 competing songs in Eurovision 2022. Next we review Ireland, who have chosen Brooke with “That’s Rich”.

Are we throwing Brooke all of our money? Read on to find out!

Brooke – “That’s Rich” (Ireland Eurovision 2022)

Review: Brooke – “That’s Rich”

Jonathan: No doubt one of the most contemporary and radio friendly songs Ireland has sent to Eurovision in the past decade, “That’s Rich” takes the attitude of Olivia Rodrigo and GAYLE but packages it up into a sassy pop offering. There’s been a gradual improvement in Brooke’s live performances but there’s still too many occasions where we can see her thinking about the choreography, which takes away from the confident and sassy character she needs to portray. Regardless, the song itself is a feisty and punchy number that deserves to be on repeat.

Score: 8.5

Deban: I liked this entry until it hit the “spoken word segment”. Sounding like something that Lindsay Lohan would’ve released during her teenage reign, “That’s Rich” is the likeable misfit that brings the pyjama party to Turin. It’s fun, it’s cute and nostalgic without being dated. Also, Brooke’s playful spirit is a major selling point here. Nonetheless, this piece of plastic pop plays it too safe. There are no shifting sonic turns, big vocal moments or cutting-edge choreography to breathe new life to it.

Score: 5.5

Antranig: Ladies and gentlemen, your queen has arrived! “That’s Rich” is one of the first Eurovision 2022 entries I heard and I never get tired of hearing it. It has been stuck in my head on and off for a couple of months and I don’t see that changing before May. The lyrics are extremely sassy, Brooke is a relatable performer and, simply put, this is a really good pop song. I wouldn’t call this a guilty pleasure of mine – this is unashamedly one of my favourite songs of Eurovision 2022.

Score: 9.5

Oliver: Fiery girl bops are few and far between this year. But Brooke is bringing the fun. A nod to feminine empowerment, “That’s Rich” fills the dancefloor and brings out the listener’s inner provocateur with its flirtatious and feisty lyrics. Bar the distorted middle eight, it’s a solid studio cut. Red flags pop up in Brooke’s live performance. She’s got the vocal prowess, but her staging needs a drastic overhaul. A set of faux-silk Primark pyjamas doesn’t scream rich. With a bit of extra polishing to the visual presentation and Brooke’s confidence on stage, Team Ireland will have glowing product. 

Score: 6.5

Luis: “That’s Rich” may not be the most impactful and original pop track ever, but it’s fun, fresh and unapologetic, and I’m all for it. Brooke delivers the song with sass, although previous live performances have shown that some tweaks are needed. In a way, it’s monotonous and not so original, but there’s this party element to it that makes it instantly likeable.

Score: 7.5

Ireland Eurovision 2022 ranking

In the Eurovision 2022 Wiwi Jury, we have 18 jurors but only have room for five reviews. The remaining scores are below:

Angus: 7.5

Cinan: 9

Josh: 8

Lucy: 7

Natalie: 8

Pablo: 8.5

Renske: 7.5

Robyn: 7

Ron: 7.5

Sebastian: 8.5

Suzanne: 5

Tom: 6

William: 6

We have removed the highest and lowest scores prior to calculating the average. This is to remove outliers and potential bias. We have removed a low of 5 and a high of 9.5.

Wiwi Jury verdict: 7.41/10

What do you think of Ireland’s Eurovision 2022 entry? Share your own score and review for Brooke’s “That’s Rich” below!

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Yannee
Yannee
2 months ago

It kind of sounds like a B side track from Marina & the diamonds, so I like it.
It’s not the most sophisticated songwriting, but it’s fun to listen to so I don’t get all the hate here.

Syl
Syl
2 months ago

I don’t understand why this is rated so highly. The song is lame, unmemorable pop with yet another variation of that old I-don’t-need-no-man-look-at-me-I’m-so-confident schtick. The girl’s stage presence is irritating and her voice is weak, to boot.

Sof
Sof
2 months ago

1/10 This is by far the weakest song and performer in the contest. I can’t even listen to this trashj

ayzelto
ayzelto
2 months ago

I’m giving this a 5/10. This is the kind of song that would fit better in JESC. For an adult contest, it screams last place to be honest.

Sof
Sof
2 months ago
Reply to  ayzelto

Agree, that song doesn’t deserve to be ranked this high. It will most likely end up last in the SF again

HaJee
HaJee
2 months ago

This is a typical NON qualifier. Why is this placed SO high? This has nothing to do with music. Ireland definitely needs to take Eurovision serious to ever get the chance to qualify. This is a zero pointer in the semi.

Han
Han
2 months ago
Reply to  HaJee

Because wiwi blogs likes little more than an uptempo female pop song filled with sassiness

Sof
Sof
2 months ago
Reply to  HaJee

Because Ireland is their sponsor, I guess. This song is poor trash.

Yannis
Yannis
2 months ago

bye bye fool… it’s a sure NQ..

Jar
Jar
2 months ago

I think Ireland gets criticism much harsher than certain other nations. This is a fun song, a ESC winner… Nope. But would it make the final a bit more varied and fun. Yes.

FFF
FFF
2 months ago
Reply to  Jar

This doesn’t deserve to qualify. There are 16 better songs who all deserve a spot in the finals, but this one is just the worst possible trash song, with horrible vocals. It’s even too childish for JESC

tt m
tt m
2 months ago

LOL @ most of those biased reviews. This is coming last, sorry.

Anna Annita
Anna Annita
2 months ago

Guilty pleasure. I love the way she can’t sing !

Benji
Benji
2 months ago

The Irish entry is so much better than the Croatian one? Completely unrealistic.

Mr X
Mr X
2 months ago

Another weak irish entry – 2/12

ESC Stan
ESC Stan
2 months ago

I think thos is a step in the right direction for Ireland. Not quite there but they should keep going.

Patrick
2 months ago

Ghastly song, horrible vocals, cliché performance and the wardrobe, well less said the better.

Mr X
Mr X
2 months ago
Reply to  Patrick

That´s unfortunately the bitter truth…

Andrew
Andrew
2 months ago
Reply to  Patrick

You sound ghastly. Would be interesting to see what your wardrobe is like

Lil Krumpy
2 months ago

19.Ireland – A fun bop. An enjoyable song, it kind of brings back memories of Leslie Roy.

Patrick
2 months ago
Reply to  Lil Krumpy

That out of breath woman who looked a bit mad frantically running around the stage last year? That is nine low bar

FFF
FFF
2 months ago
Reply to  Lil Krumpy

Last place in the SF, this will end up the same way.

Kosey
Kosey
2 months ago

30. Ireland – Brooke – That’s Rich – 5.5/10 – the intro of this song promises an incredible amount of edgy potential which sadly descends into something much more predictable and poppy. The chorus has an admirably defiant quality to it, but the song remains a cute little domestic cat when it could have been a tiger. Overall, there is a coherent theme which is presented nicely by Brooke, but this has the potential to be forgotten in a little too much mediocrity. It is not as distinct and memorable as it might have been but it is a reasonable… Read more »

Kosey
Kosey
2 months ago
Reply to  Kosey

Sorry for the late review – I think my original review was banned for the use of the word “p*ssy” when described the song as a “p*ssy cat” lol

Purple Mask
Purple Mask
2 months ago
Reply to  Kosey

Haha, just wait ‘til we get to the Latvia review 😀

Colin
Colin
2 months ago
Reply to  Purple Mask

”Instead of meat, I eat veggies and domestic cats.” 😉

Kosey
Kosey
2 months ago
Reply to  Colin

That is hilarious on so many levels!

Kosey
Kosey
2 months ago
Reply to  Purple Mask

Oh my, the Latvia review is going to be something else – I apologize in advance for offending anyone!

Colin
Colin
2 months ago
Reply to  Kosey

I understand. For me, Moldova is the one I’ll do my best to phrase in a way that is acceptable to read. 😉

Thanos
Thanos
2 months ago
Reply to  Colin

I have Moldova in my top 10. Be careful Colin :). (Just kidding of course).
I think I will also be in trouble when two specific songs need to be reviewed.

Colin
Colin
2 months ago
Reply to  Thanos

I feel like Norway, Latvia, Moldova, and Serbia are all so in your face that they ask for extreme reactions. Reviews should be compelling to read. I am actually looking forward to negative reviews of Norway and to the positive reviews of Moldova. If they are well written, they can show me the other side of things.

Thanos
Thanos
2 months ago
Reply to  Colin

That’s what’s great with reading the reviews of others. I like Serbia, Norway and Moldova to varying degrees but I’m not a fan of Latvia. And especially the post about Serbia will be interesting to read because I think that’s the most divisive entry of the year.

Kosey
Kosey
2 months ago
Reply to  Colin

Moldova was way down my list but it has been slowly rising over the past few weeks. I think I have accepted the ridiculousness of it and jumped on board the train – the live performances have even dialed up the rock elements so like Thanos, who knows this might end up being pretty high.

Maybe that’s what it is with Latvia? I just need to go with the fun of it all – I can’t imagine myself doing that but who knows. I just hope nobody gets offended by my review, it’s just a bit of fun!

Colin
Colin
2 months ago
Reply to  Kosey

For me it’s a simple matter of musical taste. Moldova is of genre which even when executed way better just isn’t for me. I can deal with Latvia in a musical aspect. It’s not great, but it’s not awful either.
I can’t be offended by any of your reviews, Kosey. I can not agree with some of them, but I always find them well written and fun. 🙂

Thanos
Thanos
2 months ago
Reply to  Kosey

The version of the song performed at the pre-parties (which will perhaps be the version they will perform on the big stage as well) really looks like it’s made for a live performance. And the elements of rock incorporated with the original ethnic elements make it more accessible to people listening to it for the first time. I am now actually more convinced than ever that this will qualify. And do good in the final as a matter of fact.

Im so fab
Im so fab
2 months ago

Get ready everyone! This is gonna be a big flop!

Hannah Ellis
Hannah Ellis
2 months ago

The UK can vote in semi final 2 and we do like a girl bop so she could get some good points. I think she’s definitely getting better with every live performance.

Han
Han
2 months ago
Reply to  Hannah Ellis

I’m sure the fact she’s from northern Ireland and participated in the voice uk will help too, but the 10 or 12pts uk will send her way are not enough in isolation

Film4o
Film4o
2 months ago

This is one of the biggest growers for me this year.

Thanos
Thanos
2 months ago

34. Ireland: A part of me vibes with this song as it has some guilty pleasure qualities. But this doesn’t mean that I find this song good. I think that Ireland really needs to rethink its approach to the contest as “That’s Rich” will not get past the semi finals in my opinion. I don’t have much else to say here.

Pablo Nava
Editor
2 months ago

Whether of result, Ireland needed this kind of music. A palate cleanser from the crooning and wholesome facade, just unabashed fun, and lowkey addictive.

Colin
Colin
2 months ago

IRELAND – During the last few months, this has grown on me and is now a certified guilty pleasure. It’s unpretentious and fun. There is a certain charm that Brooke’s honest stage presence brings to this. It doesn’t aim at pulling your heartstrings or leaving you in awe of its grandeur, but it does make you sing along. The loud instrumental can be much at times, but it’s still well carried with a memorable melodic line. I find the lyrics a bit repetitive, and that’s why I am happy that there is a bridge. Sure, throwing fake money can feel… Read more »

Thanos
Thanos
2 months ago
Reply to  Colin

We disagree on Ireland since I have it really low and isn’t really my cup of tea (my review of this entry is awaiting moderation and it hasn’t appeared yet). But I get that it has a guilty pleasure value. Sometimes it tries to become a guilty pleasure for as well but up to now I am good at not letting it do so 🙂

Briekimchi
Briekimchi
2 months ago

I think there’s some of song in here and definitely, it was the right choice in the Irish selection. I mean, it wasn’t even close. It was the only song that even remotely gave them a chance. Brooke is probably the best thing about this. She’s improving with each live performance and whereas, originally, the vocals were noticeably an issue, I think with time, they’re up to a standard that doesn’t make you focus on them being…not great. She has the attitude to sell the song for what it is and as we know, Ireland do tend to make an… Read more »

Colin
Colin
2 months ago
Reply to  Briekimchi

I like it, but I understand that it’s low hanging fruit. I find Brooke adorable, even if the song is between cute and annoying. That’s why this is an actual guilty pleasure of mine (unlike Croatia, who is just nice). As for the jury score, you are probably right. Without knowing the staging or how the package turns out on the night, I can see Ireland, Romania, North Macedonia, and San Marino all being in bottom 5 for the juries. I also predict that Malta will finish last with the televoters (even if juries will have it in their top… Read more »

Briekimchi
Briekimchi
2 months ago
Reply to  Briekimchi

Rating: 4.0/10.0

Briekimchi
Briekimchi
2 months ago

-63 for not liking a song? What has this comments section become? I mean, you didn’t write anything that was objectively incorrect.
If you asked me whether ranking this 40th or giving it a 7.4 in a jury ranking was more deserving of a downvote…

Purple Mask
Purple Mask
2 months ago

A competent song where the melodies and rhythms all match the syllables of the words perfectly. The lack of syncopation also creates a nice flow to the song and makes it easy to sing along to. However, the main issues with the song are the spoken-word part and how it makes the singer seem really unlikeable. By the end of the song, I’m actually rooting for her ex, which is rather unfortunate. There are also question marks over the live performances so far, but this should sorted out for ESC. Will this qualify? I think not, but I could be… Read more »

Briekimchi
Briekimchi
2 months ago
Reply to  Purple Mask

I don’t know if I’m so far over that I’m rooting for the ex. lol.
The spoken word part is really proving to be a sticking point for some people. I’m starting to wonder if I’m a little bit off in not minding it.

Catriona
Catriona
2 months ago

A typical Yaas Queen bop gets an insanely Hugh score on wiwibloggs. Not shocked. This song is also favourite to come last in it’s semi. Also not a shock.

Han
Han
2 months ago
Reply to  Catriona

Not favourite to come last, just least favourite to qualify, there is a difference. Brooke has a narrow path to qualification.

ESCLOU
ESCLOU
2 months ago

7.5/10 I am SO SO happy Brooke is representing Ireland this year, she is such a chaotic but lovely person and a eurofan! That’s Rich is a great catchy bop, I do think the staging will help determine whether we’ll see Ireland in the final… (I hope so!)

lol
lol
2 months ago

if y’all don’t trust their opinions there are many eurovision sites and twitter to discuss. you guys should be grateful for what wiwibloggs does every year we wouldn’t have nearly as much good esc content without them. can’t they have their opinions too like damn. downvote me all you want idc

Sir Stevia
Sir Stevia
2 months ago
Reply to  lol

I wanna hear the opinions of the few Wiwibloggers I care about. I’m never gonna give a crap if they dislike a song I love or like one I don’t. Who cares if Ireland’s Wiwi score is higher than France’s? These are the opinions of Wiwi members not music experts on an ESC jury panel. So who cares? So yeah some people care too much about this.

lol
lol
2 months ago
Reply to  Sir Stevia

exactly it’s not that deep. the wiwi jury is a fun way of getting us excited for the contest and to see what the wiwibloggers think.

Sir Stevia
Sir Stevia
2 months ago
Reply to  lol

Exactly : )

Leo M
Leo M
2 months ago

A decent song, it’s nice and catchy but unfortunately it’s in a tough semi. If it was in the 1st semi, I’d say qualifier but it’s not a guarantee in the second semi. Needs strong staging to be in with a chance

Hannah Ellis
Hannah Ellis
2 months ago
Reply to  Leo M

It’s the first time in 3 years or so the UK can vote for Ireland so you never know…

Han
Han
2 months ago
Reply to  Hannah Ellis

If Slovenia and n. Macedonia along with the Yugoslav diaspora couldn’t push Croatia through last year, uk wont be able to push ireland

Sir Stevia
Sir Stevia
2 months ago

I think Brooke is a lovely person and singer but she can’t sing this song…. The garbage styling and choreo doesn’t help. Ireland likely won’t improved which will lead them placing in the bottom 3 of SF2 if not dead last in the semi for the third year in a row.

Jo.
Jo.
2 months ago

catchy tune, but pretty mediocre as an entry. Screams NQ.

Frisian esc
Frisian esc
2 months ago

Why do all my comments wait for approval 0-0

Jonas
Jonas
2 months ago
Reply to  Frisian esc

It’s everyone.

Sir Stevia
Sir Stevia
2 months ago
Reply to  Frisian esc

I tried to comment twice and it said wait for approval and they just vanished so idk.

Andrew
Andrew
2 months ago

It’s both sad and hilarious to see so many of you getting wound up over a score for a song. It’s literally opinions and tastes. Sad how it brings out the mean spirited in some of you. Get a life!

lol
lol
2 months ago
Reply to  Andrew

exactly this comment section is a cesspool of toxicity on almost every post, it’s sad

The truth
2 months ago

I don’t see why so many rave about this song. There is nothing outstanding about it. It is as bland as other similar songs produced by the dozen. I don’t find it one bit catchy, likeable or original

Sabrina
Sabrina
2 months ago

It has a “girl next door singing with her hairbrush” ingenuity that I appreciate. But Eurovision has evolved immensely in the last decade and what worked for “Satellite” won’t work again in 2022. The chorus is an earworm though. I can see myself years from now still singing mentally a “Bye bye, fool” to someone that was bothering me until I silenced them on my cell phone. The spoken bridge, on the other hand, is grating and a little embarrassing when performed live. All things considered, it’s a fun unpretentious entry. 5.5/10

Briekimchi
Briekimchi
2 months ago
Reply to  Sabrina

I applaud your imagination, Sabrina as I don’t know if I could see myself remembering any part of this song ten years later! I don’t think I have a huge problem with the spoken part of the song though. It does tend to be a welcome break and does add a bit of variety. I mean, I don’t find it any more embarrassing than anything else in the song.

Sabrina
Sabrina
2 months ago
Reply to  Briekimchi

I tell you more: I don’t think I’ll be able to read “That’s rich” without remembering the song! It happened one of those days in a very different context. 😀 But it’s also true that my mind has this annoying thing of relating songs to written words. My problem with the spoken part (here and in most songs) is that I believe a performer needs to be really good to handle it naturally. The moment Brooke starts doing, it’s like when I’m making baby voices to my cat. I wouldn’t ever do that on a huge stage with millions people… Read more »

Héctor
Héctor
2 months ago

Wow, I didn’t expect that score. And, probably, with all my respects, it doesn’t deserve it at all. The song is a decent effort but the whole act sounds and looks a bit amateurish. So, while it is enjoyable and Brooke oozes energy and attitude which gives extra points, that isn’t enought to not think this is gonna flop (in the first place it shouldn’t be called a flop because it shouldn’t be up there, but…). Also, I may add that I find her voice a bit irritating. All in all I think Ireland will struggle to qualify. I’d like… Read more »

Scott
Scott
2 months ago

I have no idea why there is such little ‘odds love’ for this track- it’s very radio friendly. The only way I can see it not qualifying is a live ‘crash and burn’.

Patrick
2 months ago
Reply to  Scott

So many people go on about “radio friendly”. Where would you hear this garbage on the radio. Not even in Ireland I’m guessing

Gavin
Gavin
2 months ago

Go on Brooke! One of the most improved acts across all the Eurovision pre-parties. She’s actually put in the effort to give something different for each event.

Kristian
Kristian
2 months ago

The song is current and a definite upgrade for Ireland . However , we saw what a bad/mediocre live can do as with Leslie. Brooke has some shaky vocals and some weird fashion choices and Ireland isn’t a televote powerhouse exactly. I like the song , the hook is catchy. Ireland definitely has a chance at qualification.

7/10

CookyMonzta
CookyMonzta
2 months ago

Way too cliché to earn such a high score. But then again, this jury gave the 2014 entry an even higher score, and it ended up NQ. They didn’t even bother to make a decent video for Brooke to sell (1) the song itself and (2) the story in that song. They just put her in front of a screen inside a warehouse and called it a day. ?

I doubt that they will even try to sell the song appropriately on stage, and I expect the same result as last year. They learned nothing from their 2018 campaign.

Briekimchi
Briekimchi
2 months ago
Reply to  CookyMonzta

For what it’s worth, I believe she already had the music video made before she actually won the selection? Is it worth making a new video before Eurovision? I’m not sure.

Hayden
Hayden
2 months ago

I will say I was kinda hopeful for Ireland when I saw the whole of the Commonwealth in the Second Semi (UK, Australia, Malta, Cyprus), and I want this to qualify (don’t get me wrong, I love the song) but I’m just a bit pessimistic about its qualification. Could this be similar to Ireland 2021? A borderline qualifier that WiwiJury puts high, but doesn’t qualify due to poor staging? Who knows until the rehearsals.

Jonas
Jonas
2 months ago
Reply to  Hayden

Ireland is not in the Commonwealth.

lol
lol
2 months ago
Reply to  Jonas

it’s not in the commonwealth but is very familiar to all those countries especially uk and Australia

Doris
Doris
2 months ago

2/10

Sof
Sof
2 months ago

You can’t be serious Wiwibloggs. This is literally the weakest song in the contest. Last year Ireland was badly overrated here too and this year it will be the same. This poor song will end up last in the SF. It’s not only very bad songwise, but vocally she’s a complete disaster too.

Jamie
Jamie
2 months ago

This is gonna qualify. The WiwiBloggs team don’t play around. If a song isn’t of good quality they ain’t gonna give it a high score. Brooke is an amazing performer and these bad comments sound so childish and butthurt. Just accept that Brooke is gonna do well

sam
sam
2 months ago
Reply to  Jamie

ireland 2021 (7th in wiwi jury) spain 2019 (6th), belgium 2018 (2nd!!!!!), malta 2021 (3rd), finland 2018 (3rd) all beg to differ. if anything there is at least 2 or 3 top 10 wiwi jury each year that dont qualify or flop big time

Colin
Colin
2 months ago
Reply to  sam

Most of this is true, but Malta 2021 finished 6th. That’s not a big leap from 3rd. It’s a huge success nonetheless and it feels unfair to Destiny not to refer to her amazing result as underachievement. And it’s not like her song is in my top 10, I’m just being objective.

Colin
Colin
2 months ago
Reply to  Colin

Edit – *To refer to her amazing result, obviously.

sam
sam
2 months ago
Reply to  Colin

i meant malta 2020 not 2021 my apologies

sam
sam
2 months ago
Reply to  Colin

malta 2019 is what i meant, i was thinking 2021 for some reason

Colin
Colin
2 months ago
Reply to  sam

Yeah, that’s true.

just an esc fan
just an esc fan
2 months ago

This is pure bias from the Wiwi Team.. it can’t be higher than France I just refuse it.
As a song, it’s really bland and kinda forgettable (i still can’t remember how the song goes except the first 2 lines of the chorus). Brooke tho is a constantly improved performer but I don’t think it can go higher than 13th in its semi. I honestly can’t understand why Ireland is overhyped by Wiwi just like last year when everyone can see that the song isn’t worth of a hype..

Rating: 4,5/10 (28th)

Frisian esc
Frisian esc
2 months ago

How exactly is it bias? Do they have a connection to her? Overall the eurovision community is biased. But this year Ireland doesn’t seem to be very popular with the community so it seems like the wiwibloggs team is unaffected by the common opinion and went with what they think themselves. That’s the opposite of being biased.

Briekimchi
Briekimchi
2 months ago

I don’t think you can throw around the word “bias” here. You know that the Wiwi jury is made up of a number of younger members and that is exactly the demographic that the Irish entry is aimed at.
The score is definitely a little high but I don’t think bias is the reason.

The Voice of Reason
The Voice of Reason
2 months ago

7.41 seems too high for the Wiwi jury, who, SO FAR, have been INCREDIBLY HARSH to some of the other songs. I was for sure thinking they were gonna underate this one, but INSTEAD, they’ve overrated it in comparison to the other songs so far!!!

Dani
Dani
2 months ago

More than 30 upvotes an hour ago and 56 downvotes now?

impressiveinstants
impressiveinstants
2 months ago

This score gives me Cann Linn flashbacks. Just saying.

Tedd
Tedd
2 months ago

Cann Linn had a classic masterpiece compared to this trash.

Aisling
Aisling
2 months ago

Cann Linn was pretty good in my opinion. I still struggle to see how it didn’t qualify, but then again I was way younger when I watched her perform and didn’t know that wiwibloggs existed

Darren
2 months ago

Radio friendly pop. Not reinventing any wheels and trust me, I don’t expect my country do such a thing at Eurovision anyway. I’m saying that, it’s not bad, an uptempo pop track that leads to a good 3 minutes but doesn’t feel very competitive. Is it the worst entry in Eurovision this year? No, far from it. While I hope it qualifies (having UK, Australia, Sweden voting in the semi should be a big help) I just can’t see it doing so. Maybe I’ve just grown used to expecting disappointments at Eurovision because I’m just numb to it this year.… Read more »

Colin
Colin
2 months ago
Reply to  Darren

I think that today you and I can share some similar sentiments, Darren. 🙂 Both Ireland and Croatia have sent songs that are okay for what they are going for (energetic bop / slow country-pop), even if neither feels like a top ten material. Both of them are likely staying in the semi, but I’d be pleasantly surprised if either of them actually qualifies. Ireland is my borderline qualifier of semi 2, and Croatia is either my 10th or 11th in the 1st. Very similar trajectories, even if the songs are different. 🙂

Darren
2 months ago
Reply to  Colin

Croatia has a nice song this year Colin I hope they qualify. Far far worse in that semi than Croatia.

Colin
Colin
2 months ago
Reply to  Darren

Yes, starting with Moldova, Bulgaria, Denmark.

BadWoolfGirl
BadWoolfGirl
2 months ago

Personally, I think this wiki ranking is too high for Ireland. I think it’s more of a 6-6.5 for me.

Darren
2 months ago

Radio friendly pop. Not reinventing any wheels and trust me, I don’t expect my country do such a thing at Eurovision anyway. I’m saying that, it’s not bad, an uptempo pop track that leads to a good 3 minutes but doesn’t feel very competitive. Is it the worst entry in Eurovision this year? No, far from it. While I hope it qualifies (having UK, Australia, Sweden voting in the semi should be a big help) I just can’t see it doing so. Maybe I’ve just grown used to expecting disappointments at Eurovision because I’m just numb to it this year.… Read more »